Looking for a match? Porcello gets plenty of trade interest while the Pirates look to move closer Joel Hanrahan


According to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler, the Tigers have receivedalmost a dozenphone calls regarding starter Rick Porcello after the team officially announced the Anibal Sanchez signing.

That addition of Sanchez for at least the next five seasons more than likely means Porcello will get dealt considering the money being invested into Sanchez as the fourth starter and the fact that Drew Smyly would offer the Tigers a lefty option in the rotation. Furthermore though Porcello is eligible for arbitration for the second time in his career and will make a projected $4.7 million in 2013.

But if the Tigers do send Porcello packing who would match up as a potential trading partner?

Early reports suggested that the Chicago Cubs could be a match and more so now since they lost out on signing Anibal Sanchez. Danny Knobler however believes a deal between the Tigers and Cubs simply wouldn’t work out.

Another interesting trade scenario could come via the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Danny Knobler tweets again that Pirates are looking to move closer Joel Hanrahan who saved 76 games with a 2.24 ERA over the past two seasons for Pittsburgh.

Although Knobler doesn’t name the Tigers as a possibility for Hanrahan, the Tigers front office could ultimately bring the veteran closer aboard in order to give prospect Bruce Rondon some more time to develop.

Hanrahan would however be a more expensive option as MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz projects the Pittsburgh closer to earn $6.9 million dollars through arbitration and will be eligible for free agency after the 2013 season.

h/t: MLBTradeRumors.com, CBS Sports

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